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mifi
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Instagram bot / automation library written in Javascript for Node.js

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instauto is an Instagram automation/bot library written in modern, clean javascript using Google's Puppeteer. Goal is to be very easy to set up, use, and extend, and obey instagram's limits. Heavily inspired by InstaPy, but I thought it was way too heavy and hard to setup.

NEW! 🎉 Now there is a GUI application for those who don't want to code: SimpleInstaBot

Setup

  • First install Node.js 8 or newer.

  • Create a new directory with a file like example.js

  • Adjust your

    example.js
    to your needs. If you want to see how it would work without doing any invasive actions, use the
    dryRun: true
    option. Toggle
    headless
    to see it in action.
  • Open a terminal in the directory

  • Run

    npm i -g yarn
  • Run

    yarn add puppeteer instauto
  • Run

    node example

You can run this code for example once every day using cron or pm2 or similar

See index.js for available options.

Supported functionality

  • Follow the followers of some particular users. (e.g. celebrities.) Parameters like max/min ratio for followers/following can be set.

  • Unfollow users that don't follow us back. Will not unfollow any users that we recently followed.

  • Unfollow auto followed users (also those following us back) after a certain number of days.

  • The code automatically prevents breaching 100 follow/unfollows per hour or 700 per 24hr, to prevent bans. This can be configured.

See example.js for example of features

Tips

  • Run this on a machine with a non-cloud IP to avoid being banned

Troubleshooting

  • If it doesn't work, make sure your instagram language is set to english

Running on Raspberry Pi

Because puppeteer chrome binaries are not provided for RPi, you need to first install chromium using apt.

Then replace your puppeteer launch code:

browser = await puppeteer.launch({
    executablePath: '/usr/bin/chromium-browser',
    headless: true,
    args: ['--disable-features=VizDisplayCompositor'],
});

See also: - https://github.com/GoogleChrome/puppeteer/issues/550 - https://github.com/GoogleChrome/puppeteer/issues/3774

Also you might want to install the more lightweight package

puppeteer-core
instead of
puppeteer
.

Running with pm2

First install pm2. (

npm i -g pm2
) Then copy instabot.yml into the same dir as
example.js
and run:
pm2 start instabot.yml
pm2 save
pm2 startup

Now it will run automatically on reboot! 🙌

Credits


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